So I did all that is needful to keep the place from looking feral and THEN I ate breakfast. I do consider stirfry and rice warmed up to be breakfast, especially if it has Louisiana hot sauce all over it. Then a cup of tea and bring on the tour.
By 1:00 or so my legs were aching. "You know" says I to BoaB, "I have really learned a lesson today about nutrition and recovery. If I had taken 30 seconds to drink an "Up 'n Go" when I got home, my legs wouldn't hurt so much"
"Kit up, go ride a loop around the river (about 12 km), come home and have the recovery drink, then put on your compression tights and you will be fine" says Boab. So I jumped up and did just that, and still saw the whole dramatic and fantastic end to the race, and you know what - my legs feel fantastic.